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If you are looking for a day trip to enjoy while you’re on vacation in Cancun you won’t have to look very far; there are literally dozens of great places to go and things to do in and around Cancun. Here are our top 5 day trips for your vacation in Cancun.

  1. Cenotes
  2. Day trips exploring the huge fresh water cenotes that the Riviera Maya is so well known for are very popular while on vacation in Cancun. The cenotes in and around the area are diverse; you could visit one every week for a year and still have more to explore. Experienced divers can explore the depths of this subterranean, subaquatic world, but the rest of us can swim, paddle and snorkel.

  3. Visit Mayan Ruins
  4. You simply cannot visit Mexico, or Cancun in particular, without seeing some of the amazing Mayan ruins which dot the landscape and are best visited on a day trip. If you want to stay close to the city you can visit El Rey, which is found inside Cancun’s Hotel Zone, or the nearby ruins of El Meco. For a truly spectacular day trip, however, the ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza are an absolute must!

  5. Scuba Diving
  6. The waters in and around Cancun constitute some of the most amazing and interesting places to explore. In particular the waters around Isla Mujeres, Holbox, Sian Ka’an and Cozumel. If you’re an art lover you might also want to consider a visit to the MUSA underwater museum as a day trip in Cancun. Scuba diving in and around Cancun is a sure way to see the very best of what this land has to offer.

  7. Swim with whale sharks near Cancun
  8. The summer months (July to September) make Whale Shark season and, as you might expect, tours which allow you to swim with these gorgeous creatures are abundant. This is a great way to spend a day.

  9. Pirate Ship
  10. If you’re looking for a fun-filled day on the high seas then you need look no further than the Jolly Roger Pirate ship’s tours. These day and night cruises include drinks and food, too, so your whole day really is taken care of.

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